While I cannot reblog from their official site, I’d like to share this post with you all from Oxford University Press’s blog. It’s about balancing larger class sizes with teaching conversation and giving students time to talk, and also how to manage those larger class sizes.
Here’s the excerpt of their opening:
As ELT teachers we aim to create purposeful communication in the classroom because for many of our students it is their only exposure to the language. Institutions may, for a variety of reasons, try to get as many students into a single classroom as possible, inevitably creating large class sizes. So how do we manage to give students in such a setting the opportunity to really interact orally in the target language (TL)?
It’s a short, but poignant read, and I encourage you all to take a look!
Here’s the link: